If you read the above issue statement from the ACA about SOPP, back in 2006, they clearly point out the wrongheadedness of SOPP, and yet, in four years, what has happened ?
I would say that the same thing has happened as happened in Nazi Germany, when Adolph Hitler wrote "MEIN KAMPF" (MY STRUGGLE). He laid out his plans for world domination and his plan for a "monopoly" of sorts by "The Fatherland" uber alles. Well, SOPP let the world know what horrible things they planned, and sure enough, they have been true to their word. I have heard that "evil and rust never sleep" and this is true. They have not slept nor been dormant, but like hyped up killer bees or fire ants, from state to state, have spread their hate, and gone about attacking other health professionals.
In Texas, we can look at the lawsuit instituted by the Texas Medical Association, kid brother to the American Medical Association, in which they seek nothing less than stripping an entire profession from its right to diagnose its own patients. But, what can you expect from a group wanting optometrists to not be able to do
eye exams on small children.